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Planting a Field of Peonies

I’ve been wanting to plant lots of lots of peonies ever since I started B-Side Farm about five years ago. They’re a perennial that takes a long time mature, and you aren’t even supposed to […]

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Time To Dig The Dahlias

When I first moved to California, I didn’t understand the rampant obsession with dahlias on the West coast. To me, dahlias just seemed too obvious a flower. Too decadent and showy. Fast forward seven years, […]

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What To Do With A Wet Garden

If you’ve got east coast gardeners in your life, you surely know that they’ve had a rough season. Flower farmers I know in Pennsylvania report weeks and weeks of constant deluge, with no sun in […]

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September Garden Cleanup

September is a confusing time in the garden. Depending on the particular year and its weather, some summer crops could be just starting to flower and fruit, or they could have come and gone already. […]

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Your Questions Answered: Dry Farming

Through the years, we’ve gotten lots of great gardening questions. In our new blog series Your Questions Answered, we’ll tackle one subject matter at a time and help you gardeners out there learn everything there […]

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Tips For A Great Wine Barrel Garden

Being a farmer who grows flowers (and previously vegetables, in what feels like a past life) straight in the dirt of the field, I have to admit that I haven’t always been the best backyard […]

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The 3 Best Plants For A Shade Garden

It seems that for every home gardener out there with a nice, big, flat sunny yard, there are five more who are just dying to get outside and plant but are cursed with deep shade […]

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How To Keep Your Garden Growing In A Heatwave

Summer’s really here, isn’t it? With a few little heat waves behind us and a few more up ahead, it’s important to keep a close eye on our gardens to make sure they stay happy and healthy. […]

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Basil For Everyone! 

Welcome to summer! For me, nothing says summer like fresh herbs from the garden paired with summer veggies like squash and tomatoes. Basil has always stood out to me as a garnish that adds a […]

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Summer Cover Crops

As summer approaches, it’s natural to invest a little more time in the garden. Any good garden maintenance plan involves building soil health because healthy soil grows healthy plants. Planting cover crops in your garden […]

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